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The Smart Manager

The Smart Manager

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The cover theme of the Nov-Dec issue is ‘Failure-secret sauce to success’. Experts— Gary Peacock, Gordian Business; Sameer Dua, Institute for Generative Leadership; Rob Jolles, author of Why People Don’t Believe You; Prasoon Gupta, Sattviko—share their views on various aspects of this subject.


Som Sekhar Bhattacharyya, NITIE, tells us why organizations do not act on impending risks while Doug Hall, author of Driving Eureka! Brings to perspective another aspect of intrepreneurship. Vivek Mehra, SAGE Publications, calls out for the need of compassionate organizations and draws pathways to go about it. Richard Rothman, Open Mind Opportunity Consultancy, offers a defined road to identify the best opportunities.


Dan Cable, London Business School, talks about how leaders should create a culture of experimentation and curiosity instead of activating fear systems among employees. Ambi Parameswaran,, narrates useful management lessons he learnt from his clients while Lorraine Ferguson, author, The Unapologetic Saleswoman throws light on gender equality at the workplace, a similar stance taken by Brian Bolton, IMD. Dr Abhishek Narain Singh, Institute of Management Technology Nagpur, defines the power of data and its role in growing businesses.


In our regular sections, we have Chris Lewis, author, The Leadership Lab who shows us a new perspective of leadership in an organization.

The Smart Manager, India's first world-class management magazine, was founded in 2002 by eminent business historian Dr Gita Piramal with Harvard Business School Dean, Prof. Nitin Nohria with the mission of updating managers and business practitioners in India with the latest thought-provoking strategic ideas from experienced, world-class managers, academics and consultants from across the globe. Over the years, the magazine has carried articles authored by illustrious management gurus such as the late CK Prahalad and Sumantra Ghoshal, Jack Trout, Ram Charan, Gary Hamel, Gay Haskins, Jagdish Seth and Lynda Gratton. We believe that "managers are the best teachers of managers" and most of our articles are written in the first person by top-tier CEOs such as Kumaramangalam Birla, Sunil Mittal, Aditya Birla, KV Kamath, Santrupt Mitra, Rajeev Dubey and S Ramadorai. We also have relationships with a number of B-schools around the world, apart from most top-level schools in India. The Smart Manager hosts the Tata Consultancy Services Smart Manager Case Contest, the most prestigious competition of its kind in the Indian print media. The contest, with a cash prize of INR50,000 per issue, sees wide participation from national and international business managers and students. The 'Smart" in The Smart Manager is an acronym for Strategy, Marketing, Analysis, Resources and Technology. Truly useful knowledge when you need it 24 x 365, year after year.